DataKinetics further aligns with IBM z Systems to deliver mainframe analytics to global Fortune 500

Company working with IBM to collaborate on z Operational Insights

Ottawa, Canada – March 28, 2017—DataKinetics, the global leader in data performance and optimization solutions, officially announced today that it is continuing its rapid pace of innovation and once again expanding its offerings and alignment with the IBM z Systems™ Marketplace. The company’s latest endeavor brings about a newly developed agreement with IBM to deliver another value-added offering to global Fortune 500 IBM z Systems users.

This offering will enable firms to drive further performance from their IBM z Systems investments and continues DataKinetics focused support of the IBM z Systems Marketplace through innovative and valuable offerings.

As part of the z Operational Insights (zOI) service, DataKinetics and IBM will work together on the creation of an Insight pack focused on Data Performance and Optimization. The first Insight – the DataKinetics Data Performance Analyzer (DPA) – will provide customers with valuable insights on problem areas and offers specific actionable recommendations on how to optimize your system to drive greater mainframe data performance, address capacity constraints, and derive greater value from your investments.

“Our customers demand valuable innovation, not just tweaks or new products for the sake of new products”, said Allan Zander, CEO of DataKinetics. “For over 40 years, DataKinetics has been focused on listening to our customers across the Global Fortune 500 and delivering products and services that solve their biggest problems. That’s why we’re so pleased with this new aspect of our work with IBM. The zOI service truly resolves a longstanding market need and does so in an innovative way. Collaborating with another clear thought leader such as IBM was a natural fit. Together, the combined value that our respective companies are bringing to z Systems will be a game changer.”

“The cloud-based z Operational Insights service, provides clients with the means to gain a better understanding of efficiency improvements they can make to their z Systems,” said Mike Perera, Vice President, z Systems Software for IBM. “Through our work with DataKinetics, we are providing another means to address a critical industry need, combining the analytics with actual recommended actions.”

The z Systems ecosystem will be able to benefit significantly from the thought leadership of both IBM and DataKinetics.

DataKinetics continues to work with its high-profile portfolio of clients, including three of the top five global banks, three of the top five global credit card companies, three of the top five American property and casualty insurance companies, and two of the top five American health insurance companies.